Gonna try and hook up on a porbeagle in the am

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Hopeing someone can help a Rockie out. Last weekend had a few ground fish come up half gone. I never saw anything chasing , but had some marks on the finder.
I'm guessing a porbeagle . I' ve got a set of tiagra 50's and a rec permit.
Whats the recommended setup. Not looking for trade secrets, just what you shark guys like to use for wire hook size?
 
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#19 or smaller malin wire(coffee colored). Haywire twist to the hook. Almost any tuna type hook will work. Use about 10' 0f wire to a swivel and you probably have mono on the 50's which is fine. SInce he is eating your ground fish use that as bait. Take a tail section, push the wire without the hook in from the tail & out. Then twist the hook on & pull it back in the bait. use some wax floss to cinch the bait around the tail to the wire. About 20' up the mono you could just electrical tape a sinker on the line, 8-16 oz maybe. You could get into a baloon as a float or just fish righ next to the boat. You'll see the sinker & bait on the ff if current is not too bad so if you mark adjust bait depth.
 

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Also, I don't know where your fishing but don't be suprised if they are blue sharks. I would go to ipswich bay with mackeral for porbeagles, about 200' of water. Good luck and have fun.
 
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